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The Toilet Shop

The Toilet Shop

Smith’s Refurbished Toilet Shop has lived in six locations, all within the same three block radius. The small storefront’s doors were first opened by a man named Gary in Greenpoint, Brooklyn on a cold April morning in 1940. The business was turned over to his reluctant son, Yitzhak, in 1972 . All sorts of toilets … Continue reading

Baby Yoda at the Chateau

Baby Yoda at the Chateau

Baby Yoda reaches for their second consecutive American Spirit, lighting it thoughtfully and holding in the first drag, just so. Their long ears relax to the sides of their wide head, their large watery dark eyes closed for a pregnant pause. “I mean, I’ll do the coo, if it’s legitimately for a kid, or it’s … Continue reading

Complaints and Grievances, Part 1

Complaints and Grievances, Part 1

4:07 AM Frank lay in bed paralyzed. The room was still, the sheets frayed from decades of tossing and turning. Sunday was laundry day, it was Tuesday, no, Wednesday now. It was Wednesday morning. Quarter past four in the morning.His father would say “Once you hear a delivery truck, it’s not night time anymore.” If … Continue reading

Hangover Forever

Hangover Forever

What I’m Here For Bartending is legal drug dealing. 88 thousand people die from alcohol related deaths every year in the U.S. alone. Still, it’s a legal and socially enforced part of adulthood that spans humanity. There’s the customer, a physical divider, the bartender (hello) and then finally, the product. If the product isn’t served … Continue reading

Notes From the DNC

Notes From the DNC

The Thursday before the Democratic National Convention, I received an offer to cover the event as an on camera personality for a new weed focused media site. I’ve never wanted to be on camera, but I have been itching for a road back towards writing outside of entertainment and culture. As a kid, I wanted … Continue reading